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The North Dakota Safety Council is a private non-profit organization supported through grants, donations, memberships and training. Our mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. With more than 1,000 member companies representing all sizes of all industries, the NDSC is an active participant in influencing safe work practices all across North Dakota.

 
 
New! Training Login
The NDSC has launched a new registration software.
Create your account today to begin tracking
training history and certificate expiration dates.

NDSC MEMBERS:
To receive membership discounts, you
MUST initially create an account then log in
each time you register for a course.
*Please Note: This new login and password
will be in addition to your login information for the
NDSC Member's Area Webpage.*

Questions? Call (701) 223-6372




Critical Issues Training Series NDSC Member Meeting

Thank You NDSC Members 

New Members as of 
December 1, 2015
Astoria Hotel & Suites
C&D Energy Services, Inc
Canadian Pacific Railway
CB&I
E2 Optics LLC
Fairmount Public Schools
Industrial Services, Inc.
Jeanotte LLC
Kost Materials
Mountain Crane Service
Pahlke Steel
Radiation Solutions LLC
Rice Lake Construction Group
TAT/MHA Nation Emergency Management
WE Integrate
Weber Maintenance Services, Inc.
 
Renewing Members as of 
December 1, 2015
AAA North Dakota
ABLE, Inc.
Amcon Construction
American Insurance
American Machine & Engineering
Amity Technology
Apprion
ATI Insulation
Basin Electric Power Co-op
Bismarck Parks & Recreation
Bismarck State College
BOS Solutions
C&D Energy Services, Inc
Cal-Dak Cabinets
Canadian Pacific Railway
Cass County Electric Cooperative
Cass Rural Water District
CB&I
Central Cass School Dist 17
Central Trenching Incorporated
CHS / SunPrairie Grain
Close Construction Company
Concord Energy Transportation, LLC
Consolidated Telcom
Continental Resources, Inc.
Dacotah Paper Company
Dairi Concepts
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch
Dakota Fence Company
Dan's Super Market-spartanNash
DuPont Pioneer
EasTex Tower Inc
Electrical Corporation of America
Electro Watchman, Inc.
Enbridge Pipelines LLC
Energy Tech Systems, Inc.
Fairmount Public Schools
First Choice Physical Therapy
Fischer Contracting
Fisher Sand and Gravel
Garon Corporation
GCR
Good Samaritan Society Oakes
Gooseneck Implement
H & S Contracting, Inc.
Hope Electric
J&M Printing, Inc.
JMS Crane and Rigging
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Keitu Engineers & Consultants
Knife River Care Center
Knife River Corp - ND Division
Kost Materials
Lake Region Corporation
Loen Bro
Mann Signs and Service
Marcy Construction
McLean County
MDU Construction Services Group, Inc.
Minn-Dak Farmers Co-op
Minot Park District
Missouri Valley Petroleum, Inc.
Modular Space Corporation
Mongoose Trucking & Hot Shot
Monsanto
Montana Dakota Utilities Co.
Mountain Crane Service
ND DOT - Minot District
ND Insurance Reserve Fund
Network Center Communications
North Dakota Port Services
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Northwest Communications Co-op
Northwest Tire
NOVA Fire Protection, Inc.
Opp Construction Company
Pahlke Steel
Pinky's Aggregates, Inc.
Pioneer Penkota Wireline (Dickinson)
Pioneer Penkota Wireline (Williston)
Prairie Plains Safety Services, Inc
Prairie Scale Systems Inc.
Prairie View Landscaping
Rachel Contracting
Rain for Rent
Red River Supply
Sanford Medical Center Fargo
Secure Energy Services USA LLC
SENDCAA Head Start
Skeels Electric
Summit Midstream Partners
Sundre Sand & Gravel, Inc.
Super Valu Stores, Inc.
Swingen Construction Co
T & T Transport
Thompson Public Schools
Three Affiliated Tribes - Maintenance Department
True North Equipment
USDA Biosciences Research Lab
Vector Construction, Inc
Veit & Company
VisTec Industrial Services
Wade Works LLC
Wick Construction  Inc.
Williston Public School
 


Flagger Training

2016 NDSC Annual Safety Health Conference


 

Giving Hearts Day

February 11 is Giving Hearts Day – a 24-hour online fundraising event. As a participating non-profit, we’re asking for your donation in exchange for the safety of our citizens.

When you give to the North Dakota Safety Council, we’ll give safety training to other non-profits at no cost - courses in CPR/First Aid, Defensive Driving, Violence Planning & Management and Self Protection.

Follow these directions carefully and no one gets hurt…

Visit impactgiveback.org from midnight to 11:59 pm Thursday, February 11, to make your donation. All donations up to $4,876 will be matched, giving your donation even more giving power.

NDSC

Giving Hearts Day Sponsors


OSHA Outlines Recently Released Compliance Assistance Resources

January 15, 2016 –
OSHA has released an
update of compliance assistance resources issued in the past quarter.

The update is divided into four sections:

  • OSHA compliance assistance products
  • Susan Harwood Training Grant Program materials
  • Alliance Program materials
  • NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program materials and other resources

The document includes a variety of links to promote worker safety. In its section on compliance assistance resources, OSHA notes that the third annual National Safety Stand-Down will take place May 2-6. This year’s stand-down will focus on ladder safety, according to OSHA.


Register Now for the NDSC’s 43rd Annual Safety & Health Conference
 
January 9, 2016 - Join us February 1-4, 2016, at the Bismarck Event Center for the region’s largest, most innovative safety event! This year’s conference is a must-attend for anyone from the front line worker to the executive. Get ready for a jam-packed week, including a lineup of 94 diverse sessions, 175+ vendor companies, and more than 1,400 of your safety peers to network and share best practices with.
 
You can gain access to nearly all of this for as little as $325! This is an affordable training opportunity with leading safety experts from around the country. You will learn the latest safety techniques, how to motivate your team, develop leaders, and communicate more effectively. Want a sneak peek at the high-quality trainers we bring in? Check out these two amazing keynote speakers whose messages are sure to motivate and re-energize your safety program:
 
Click here for course descriptions, speaker biographies and details on our numerous discounts.
 

MSHA: Mining deaths in 2015 hit record low

January 9, 2016 - Last year, 28 miners died on the job – the lowest total on record, according to preliminary data from the Mine Safety and Health Administration. It also was the first year that deaths numbered fewer than 30, MSHA announced. In comparison, 45 deaths occurred in 2014.

At metal and non-metal mines, 17 miners died, with machinery incidents (five deaths) and falling materials (four deaths) the top causes. Eleven deaths occurred at coal mines, with powered haulage and machinery incidents as the leading causes.

Strategic enforcement tools, compliance help, training and outreach have helped lower the number of deaths, MSHA administrator Joseph A. Main said in a press release. Enforcement tools include inspections that concentrate on unsafe mines, as well as the revamped Pattern of Violations procedure that focuses on chronic violators.

MSHA said it initiated “one of its most aggressive enforcement and outreach efforts” after three miners died in different incidents in August 2015. No metal and non-metal mining deaths occurred during the following 134 days, surpassing the previous record of 82 straight days without a death in 2010, according to the agency.

“While coal mine closures had some effect on the historic low number of mining deaths, actions by MSHA and the mining industry to improve mine safety have been a major factor,” Main said in the release.


Crude By Rail Safety Seminar
 
January 7, 2016 - Attend the ND Petroleum Council's free seminar to learn to navigate new rules and regulations introduced by state and federal regulators after the Casselton derailment two years ago. This workshop is geared toward the oil & gas industry and is held in conjunction with NDSC's 43rd Annual Safety & Health Conference on Monday, February 1, 2016. For more information, including a meeting agenda, please view this printable flyer.
 
You must RSVP for the course by Friday, January 22, 2016. To RSVP, please email ndsafetyconference@ndsc.org and include your first name, last name, company, email address, and phone number.
 

 
Online Training Courses Now Accessible from the NDSC’s Training Calendar

Online Training Icon

January 4, 2016 – The new registration software that launched in mid-December came with a few website improvements. One of the major changes resulted in the removal of the Online Training icon and webpage. Why the change? Because we are now able to offer a complete list of ALL of our training courses in one place – under the “Training Calendar” icon!

Simply click the blue and white Training Calendar icon at the top of the page to see a full list of all NDSC courses. Still need to filter by online-only courses? Not a problem. Click the “online courses” filter on the left hand side of the page to find your specific class. The great part about these filters is there are several others to choose from to help you narrow down your search.

If you were in the middle of an online training when this change took place, do not worry – the link to your class is still active and awaiting your return. If you have questions on how to log in to resume your training, please view the following links or call the correct help line below:
  • Summit Training Center Courses: (800) 447-3177
    • ECCS Online Refesher, HAZWOPER 24 Hour, HAZWOPER 40 Hour, HAZWOPER 8 Hour, OSHA 10 Hour Construction (and in Spanish), OSHA 10 Hour General Industry (and in Spanish), OSHA 30 Hour Construction, and OSHA 30 Hour General Industry.
  • North Dakota Safety Council Courses through SafetyServe: (800) 775-1484
    • Bloodborne & Airborne Pathogens, CPR/AED/First Aid, Defensive Driving Course, and Prof. Truck Driver.
If you have any trouble finding a course, please call (701) 223-6372 and we will happily assist you.
 


Spring Thaw Workshop for the Sand & Gravel Industry
Special Pre-Conference Event!

December 28, 2015 - Join us, Monday, February 1 from 9:30am – 5pm, for this jam-packed MSHA event designed for employees in the Sand & Gravel Industry. Hear from your regional MSHA representatives, Kathy Cattles and Phil Dahl, about what’s new with MSHA, including workplace exams, training plans/records, and a special session clarifying the differences between OSHA and MSHA. Next, BNI Coal will tell their powerful story of a worksite injury. Hear from the employee who was injured and the staff who lead the emergency response. Then, we’ll wrap up the day with the NDSC’s Workplace Violence Planning & Management session where you’ll gain knowledge and tools to increase your level of safety and preparedness in the event of an emergency or violent act at your worksite.

Register Today!
Event fee is $50 for NDSC Members and $60 for non-members. Registration is through the NDSC’s Annual Conference website. During registration, select Pre-Conference as your event and then select course PC11 Spring Thaw MSHA Workshop for the Sand & Gravel Industry.

Questions? Call (800) 932-8890.


New Registration Software Now in Place

December 14, 2015 - The NDSC has officially launched our new registration software! We are extremely excited about this change since it’s streamlining several processes for us behind the scenes.

But what does this mean for you?

  1. Track training history for employees who attend an NDSC course.
  2. Track certification expiration dates for employees who attend an NDSC course.
  3. NDSC Members receive course discounts on select courses when they create an account and sign in before registering.

Create Your Account Today
To get started, just click the ‘Create An Account’ button in the log in box located on the left side of this page. Then, use your new login information whenever you register for a course.

NDSC Members: In the future, this new login information will also grant you access to the NDSC Members-Only Website. For now, please continue using your old login and password to access the Members Area. Until we notify you otherwise, the new account login will only be used for course registration.

With new software, comes new questions. If you have any trouble registering for a training course or applying for NDSC membership, please call (701) 223-6372 and we will be happy to assist you.


News You Can Use
 

CDC report highlights dangers of hydrocarbon storage tanks
January 22, 2016 - Safety and health professionals “need to recognize and act on nonfatal warning signs and symptoms” to protect oil and gas workers in hydrocarbon storage tanks, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

OSHA revises webpage on worker rights
January 22, 2016 - Every worker has the right to a safe and healthy workplace, and OSHA has revised its webpage on worker rights to help convey that information.

OSHA to begin issuing more secure training cards
January 22, 2016 - In response to concerns about fraud, OSHA has announced it is introducing more durable and secure completion cards for trainers and students of its Outreach Training Program classes.

Employers must post OSHA 300 log summary by Feb. 1
January 22, 2016 - Employers required to keep and maintain an OSHA 300 injury and illness log must publicly post their 300A summary sheet beginning on Feb. 1.

New to NTSB ‘Most Wanted’ list for 2016: Reduce fatigue-related crashes
January 15, 2016 - The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a wake-up call regarding the need to reduce fatigue-related crashes by including the issue in its list of “Most Wanted” safety improvements for 2016.

OSHA outlines recently released compliance assistance resources
January 15, 2016 – OSHA has released an update of compliance assistance resources issued in the past quarter.

 

For the full stories, visit the NDSC's News Page.

 


 

Are You Receiving Our Email Updates?

The NDSC sends out relevant safety and training information to members and safety advocates, via email, on a regular basis. Some companies’ Internet Service Providers (ISP) block emails from the NDSC’s email service, Constant Contact. If your company is a member of the NDSC, or you have signed up to receive our email updates, but have not been receiving them,

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS TO UNBLOCK INCOMING NDSC EMAILS.

If you would like to receive our email updates but are not currently signed up, please sign up today! We offer information including monthly training updates, NDSC Quarterly Newsletters, and relevant safety news updates.

To sign up, simply email serenas@ndsc.org and let us know what information you are interested in receiving.


The North Dakota Safety Council provides safety training and services across the state, including the cities of Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston.